New Castle County was awarded $322 million from the United States Treasury as part of the CARES Act. The County is investing in daily coronavirus testing, Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), COVID-19 related reimbursement for municipalities and fire companies, housing assistance and specific emergency assistance programs for non-profit organizations.
The County Executive convened Support Committees to provide recommendations on additional spending priorities, resulting in the following four funding opportunities.
NOTE: The US Treasury requires that any funds granted must be spent by 12/30/2020.
1) Health Equity Grant
Non-profit groups, organizations and small businesses addressing health equity issues in New Castle County can submit a proposal to receive funding to continue or expand their efforts to address health disparities in vulnerable communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Application deadline: Friday 9/11/2020 at 11:59pm.
2) Innovation Grant
3) Food Distribution Grant
4) Distance Learning Grant
As public schools re-open using hybrid or virtual models, teachers are faced with challenges of teaching their students through distance learning. New Castle County will offer additional resources to help our teachers and students succeed in this challenging environment. Principals at district and charter K-12 schools in New Castle County can apply for funding to support their distance learning programs. Funds will be awarded on a per-pupil basis. Deadline Friday 9/18/2020 at 11:59pm
Municipality & Fire Company Reimbursement
Step 1 - Complete Certification Form
Below you will find the form for your municipality or fire company. Please download the form, fill it out completely, have it notarized by a Notary Public, and mail to the following address:
New Castle County Office of Law
87 Reads Way, New Castle, DE 19720
Step 2 - Receive Credentials
Once the certification form is processed, New Castle County will email authorized users their credentials that can then be used to submit reimbursement requests.
Step 3 - Submit Reimbursement Requests
Authorized users can submit new requests and check the status of existing requests using the links below.
U.S. Treasury Department Resources